Jonathan Greenard has arguably been the MVP of the 2019 Florida Gators. Perhaps his impact was most felt in a game he missed, a 42-28 loss to LSU in Death Valley. The Tigers rushed for 218 yards (or 9.1 per carry) and Florida failed to sack Joe Burrow.
On Monday, the Hiram, GA native was named First Team All-SEC by the Associated Press.
Joining Greenard on the conference’s first team is TE Kyle Pitts. Pitts emerged into a favorite of QB Kyle Trask after the season ending injury to Feleipe Franks.
MLB David Reese was named All-SEC second team.
Greenard finished the season with 52 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks. In addition to that line he forced a pair of fumbles, recorded an interception, and housed an 80-yard fumble recovery against Vanderbilt.
Pitts, a sophomore from Philadelphia, concluded the 2019 regular season with a team leading 51 catches, 610 yards, and five scores.
The senior linebacker, Reese, was the team leader on the defensive side of the ball. He led the team with 89 tackles and 5 tackles for loss in addition to two sacks and a recovered fumble.
Both Greenard and Reese are expected to hear their name called at the NFL Draft in April. Walter Football has Greenard going No. 31 overall in their latest mock draft while Reese is expected to be a Day 3 pick barring an impressive combine / pro day.
The Gators will face Virginia in the Orange Bowl on December 30 with a chance to win the program’s second straight New Year’s Six Bowl.